You Should See What I Do With Lincoln Logs




By Jocelyn

There's this game put out by the American Girl company called "300 Wishes"--I really like playing it because then I get to marvel, "Wow, it's like I'm a real live American girl who has 300 wishes, and that doesn't suck, especially compared to being a dead one with none."


  1. Ahh, I know Tiffany well! She used to frown a little while simultaneously pretending she didn't really notice me when she and I happened to be in the workout area of the student recreation center back when I was 35 or so. You know the type – who secretly swear they will *NEVER* let themselves go like that (shudder). Imagine the reaction of the latest version of dahling Tiff when my hubby and I (both over 50 – gasp!) descend on said rec center one of these days on purpose to remind them that someday they will look like THEIR MOTHERS! Ha!

  2. This was entirely fascinating.
    Poor shallow Tiffany. How many hair ties do you own anyhow?
    Chrissy is awesome. I'm so glad for you, that you kept & passed on some of your old playthings. Very cool.

  3. I had a student just like Tiffany who once did an infamous oral presentation in class on her "accessories". As in "Um…this hairband is an accessory….and, um….my bracelets are accessories…"

    There I sat, in the back of the room, awash in hysterical despair.

    I was fascinated by your accessories, by the way. And I had a barbie doll (Fancie Francie) with a bouffant hairdo and a ponytail that grew. No button though. You just pulled hard on her head, and voila!

  4. I fear I may be almost as shallow as Tiffany–I was having trouble concentrating on the story because I was envying your gorgeous hair.

  5. Hmmm. Raised two daughters -one (the elder) is about your age -and I don't recall ever seeing a "Chrissie" doll back then. Anything that had a button that would make the hair on the doll grow would surely have caught older daughter's eye! Now, younger daughter -ah yes -there we went through several years of pure hell trying to locate Cabbage Patch Dolls and paying outrageous prices for them too! Something I'd sworn I'd never do -just like I said back then I'd never cook two entres for one meal and yet, been doing that now, pretty much, for the past two years! Kids gotta eat, don't they?
    Oh -and back on topic -did Tiffany ever realize that the alternative of getting wrinkles and old does actually beat the hell out of the other, which is being dead? Makes you wonder just how vacuous some younguns can be as well as thinking is the money being spent for this education being put in the right place? But then too, how does one go about buying that thing called "maturity" any way?

  6. My husband was listening to this video as we sat across the table from each other with our laptops (only spot at the lake where we get a good signal.)

    "Who are you watching," he asks.

    Hmmmm, how do I explain you?

    Most entertaining. Crissy. I forgot that her hair grows. Although I'm older. Chatty Cathy was my girl.

  7. I want a Chrissie Doll. How do you spell it? Dang it! I was so deprived as a kid. When you pulled her hair out in a braid I totally gasped! It was so cool.

    And like Tiffany…well, like Tiffany…she has a lot to learn about like life. Like…you know?


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